The term “General Practitioner” is a colloquial one and refers to a physician in general practice, which generally means Primary Care. They may be either internists or Family Practitioners.
John L Sabatini, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
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301 Oxford Valley
Yardley, PA 19067
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- What is a general practitioner?
How can I determine if a doctor will see patients at night or on weekends?
Most physicians will not see patients in their offices or at the patient’s home in the evening or on weekends. Some will, however, and there is a new practice model called Concierge Medicine in which physicians promise greater access for a fee. Typically, if a patient calls a physician after hours, that doctor, or a covering doctor, will respond, discuss symptoms and advise the patient to immediately go to the emergency department at a nearby hospital if it is a critical problem or come in to the doctor’s office the next day if the need is not urgent.
What kind of training do family doctors have?
Family doctors are physicians who have been trained in the medical specialty of Family Practice. Their training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness in both children and adults, including obstetrics. Many hospitals, however, do not grant obstetrical privileges (delivering babies) to Family Practitioners as they have sufficient Ob-Gyns to deliver that care.
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